Wednesday, February 9, 2011

My Favorite Gas Station

On Saturday I had one of those awesome all to myself days where nobody could tell me what I should or should not be doing. I didn't have to wake up for anything or be anywhere at a certain time. So I slept in and then did a buttload of errands. I love doing errands, especially by myself. It's just me time and I crank up my music in the car and I can take as long grocery shopping as I want and I can drive to three different craft stores looking for the right color felt to make a fab necklace (more on that next time) without anybody tell me I can't or that I'm wasting time and gas. And then I can get whatever I want for lunch! (can y'all tell that I grew up an only child and that I really cherish alone time, or what?!)

Anywho...so I decided I had to have Jason's Deli. I'm obsessed with their chicken panini and you should be too! Please go eat one, I promise you'll thank me for it. Plus...if you dine in you get free soft serve! What's better than free soft serve? Nothing, I tell you...except maybe free diet coke. Ok, I promise I'm getting to the point of this post. While I'm getting my sandwich I'm on the phone with my best friend, Karen, who lives in California and is not Mormon (that piece of info will be relevant in a second). So I get my panini and then I head over to Maverick...

no, not this Maverick:


this Maverick:


...next door for 48 ounces of goodness (diet coke with 2 quirts of cherry flavoring and 1 squirt of vanilla flavoring...oooo baby.). While I'm checking out I tell Karen to hold on a second...I've got to pay for my drink. And she says, "Why didn't you just get a drink at the same place you got your sandwich?" And I say, "Because my favorite gas station is right next door!" She then proceeded to laugh and tell me how weird it is that I have a favorite gas station to get a soda at.

So what I'm wondering, is this whole gas station soda obsession just a Utah Mormon thing? I started to realize that not once while growing up in California did I go to a gas station to get a soda. Our fridge was always stocked with diet coke so I never needed to. But my fridge is currently stocked with diet coke and yet I still go to Maverick a few times a week. It just tastes so dang good!! I know I'm not the only one in Utah with this obsession, because there are always people in and out of Maverick with massive sodas and I just read this post by Allison at SheBlogsSheBlogs. What are y'alls thought on the topic? Where do you like to get your soda? And have I officially turned into a Utah Mormon?

3 comments:

Joelle said...

No, it's not a Mormon Utah thing. Ask my mom and her daily 64 ounces of gas station diet coke.

Kristin & Andrew said...

You are the only person I know that does this on a regular basis..... But I do see a lot of maverick cups around Utah.

Michael said...

In CA, we used to drive the McDonald's on Lakeview (or somewhere up YL BLVD) to get $0.50 sodas. In UT, I constantly drove to the Crest station on 9th E to get DPs. I worked with two other addicts, so every time one of us went, we ended up buying three sodas (one for each of us). I did it more in college 'cause I needed a break from college and a shot of caffeine. People who aren't Mormon go to Starbucks, we go to Crest and Maverick (and now that I'm in Texas, I go to Walgreen's).